NQT retention statistics

Since 2005 we have tracked each cohort of NQTs three years after they completed the NQT induction programme to ascertain where they are now. From 2012, we have instigated a six-year track.

2013/2014 cohort of NQTs

From 924 responses (73% response rate):

  • 88% were still teaching
    • 75% remained within the independent sector in the UK
    • 6% were teaching overseas
    • 7% moved to the state-maintained sector
  • 3% left teaching
  • 3% were on a career break
  • 6% were unknown

2012/2013 cohort of NQTs

From 700 responses (56% response rate):

  • 88% were still teaching
    • 78% remained within the independent sector in the UK
    • 4% were teaching overseas
    • 6% moved to the state-maintained sector
  • 4% left teaching
  • 2% were on a career break
  • 6% were unknown

2011/2012 cohort of NQTs

From 857 responses (77% response rate):

  • 88% were still teaching
    • 77% remained within the independent sector in the UK
    • 5% were teaching overseas
    • 5% moved to the state-maintained sector
  • 3% left teaching
  • 2% were on a career break
  • 8% were unknown

2010/2011 cohort of NQTs

From 832 responses:

  • 86% were still teaching
    • 75% remained within the independent sector in the UK
    • 5% were teaching overseas
    • 6% moved to the state-maintained sector
  • 3% left teaching
  • 3% were on a career break
  • 8% were unknown

2009/10 cohort of NQTs

From 554 responses:

  • 84% were still teaching
    • 80% remained in the independent sector
    • 4% moved to the state-maintained sector
  • 6% left teaching
  • 3% were on a career break
  • 7% were unknown

2008/9 cohort of NQTs

From 862 responses:

  • 85% were still teaching
    • 80% remained in the independent sector
    • 5% moved to the state-maintained sector
  • 3% left teaching
  • 4% were on a career break
  • 8% were unknown

2007/8 cohort of NQTs

From 569 responses:

  • 85% were still teaching
    • 80% remained in the independent sector
    • 5% moved to the state-maintained sector
  • 4% left teaching
  • 3% were on a career break

2006/7 cohort of NQTs

From 855 responses:

  • 86% were still teaching
    • 82% remained in the independent sector
    • 4% moved to the state-maintained sector
  • 3% left teaching
  • 4% were on a career break

2005/6 cohort of NQTs

From 670 responses:

  • 84.8% were still teaching
    • 80% remained in the independent sector
    • 4.8% moved to the state-maintained sector
  • 5.5% left teaching
  • 4.3% were on a career break